Sunday brought 4,753 new confirmed cases according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) January 23, 2022
▫️veikti 20 455 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 4753 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, no tiem 2181 nevakcinēts vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeidzis, 2572 vakcinēti;
Of 20,455 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 23.2% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population climbed further into uncharted territory from 2,321 Saturday to 2,519 Sunday, by far the highest figure of the pandemic so far.
Since the begining of the pandemic 335,451 Covid cases have been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.
Two more Covid-related deaths were confirmed, both of people aged 70-79 years. One was fully vaccinated, one was not.
Sunday's data from the National Health Service show 719 patients being treated in hospital (up on 663 the previous day) with 81 patients admitted and 16 discharged during the last 24 hours. 89 patients are displaying serious symptoms.
A summary in English of the latest Covid-19 situation including restrictions in place and rules on public assembly is available at this special government website which includes current control measures.
You can find the latest Covid-19 statistics at this official website.
The dedicated hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries (24 hours, 7 days a week) is 8345. The number for medical emergencies is 113. There is a Latvian language hotline 8989 which allows people to both register for vaccination and receive answers to questions about the process of vaccination.
SPKC information phone (e.g., to find out more about the rules on self-isolation) +371 67387661.
There is also a website to register for vaccination, https://manavakcina.lv which includes an English-language version.
If you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or you have fully recovered from a confirmed case of it, you can obtain a digital certificate attesting to your status at the website https://covid19sertifikats.lv.
Latvia is also part of the European Union's wider Covid-19 certification scheme. All arrivals to the country (including returnees) need to fill in an electronic declaration prior to coming to Latvia. It is available at the website covidpass.lv.
The Latvian Ministry of the Interior phone for questions on filling out the Covidpass.lv is +371 67219111.
For the latest rules on entry and exit rules for international travellers, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific regulations.
The Facebook account of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accessible here.
State Border Guard phone to get information on border crossing issues: +371 67075616.
Information about Covid-19 testing at Rīga Airport: https://www.riga-airport.com/for-passengers/covid-19-testing/en